by Andre “Torch” Robinson
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Buffalo Bills Off-season
It kind of feels like somebody’s watching me….. Or at least listening. This past week I was on The Hit radio show WUFO Sports Report with Muki Hawkins and I made a joke about why the Bills and large swimming pools don’t go together. It’s because the Bills are afraid to make a big splash…. Someone probably should have hit the Price Is Right fail horn on me as this week I’m going to assume someone was listening because not only did the Buffalo Bills make one big move they made four big moves. The first of big moves included two-time super bowl champion Von Miller who they signed to a six year 120 million contract. The Buffalo Bills have not had a pass rusher like Von Miller since the super bowl visiting Bills had Bruce Smith in the 1990s. What a big addition to a team that definitely needed pass rush. The Buffalo Bills would also add Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson to the defensive line. At this point it felt like a wild ‘n out episode of “at the family reunion who we introducing”. The two defensive lineman were welcomed back home with open arms as Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson’s last legitimate successful season was in 2019 when the Bills made the playoffs with its 10 and 6 record. The Buffalo Bills would also get OJ Howard, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end. OJ Howard has publicly stated how he is a big fan of Josh Allen and his toughness. Now Bills Mafia will get to see what it’s like to have two legitimate tight end weapons. Oh what a rush!!!!! What road will these warriors be on as these moves can only state the obvious. The Buffalo Bills want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy right now.
NCAA March Madness
This event was the second most exciting event I have attended since becoming a sports journalist in 2018. The atmosphere was electric. The loyal fans of these phenomenal teams traveled to cheer on their teams loud and proud. The talent that was on display was nothing short of phenomenal and all of the games that were played were legitimate “dog fights” except for one. The teams displayed at KeyBank Card enter for the first and second round of the March Madness were the Providence Friars, the Vermont Catamounts, the New Mexico State Aggies, the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Richmond Spiders, the Connecticut Huskies, the South Dakota State Jack rabbits, and the Iowa Hawkeyes. These 4-13 and 5-12 matchups definitely lived up to the March Madness name. The first round saw two upsets as the New Mexico State Aggies knocked off the Connecticut Huskies 70-63 as Teddy Allen set a Key Bank Center record with 37 points. The other upset special saw the Richmond Spiders defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes 67-63. Jacob Gilyard torched there Hawkeyes for 24 points as they moved on to the second round. The Providence Friars would break a 21 game win streak held by the South Dakota State Jackrabbits who hadn’t lost the game since December 15th winning their first round match up 66-57. The first round would finish up with what I call an instant classic as “whoa pig soouey” the Arkansas Razorbacks would defeated the Vermont Catamounts 75-71.
The second round matchups were very interesting as the Key Bank Center fans got to see its first blowout as the Providence Friars would devour the Richmond Spiders 79-51. Noah Horchler would have a sensational performance putting up 16 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Oh how sweet it is….. To be one of the teams in the Round of 16. The later game would carry a big fight feel as the Arkansas Razorbacks would battle their way to victory over the New Mexico State Aggies 53-48. The highlight reel Teddy Allen was held to 12 points as Arkansas Jaylen Williams would drop a double double scoring 10 points and grabbing 15 boards. “Whoa pig soouey”
The NCAA will be holding another March Madness tournament event here in 2026. What a phenomenal sports spectacle it was.
The Buffalo Sabres will face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night at KeyBank Center. The Buffalo Sabres have won six out of the last nine games played and will be looking to continue their winning ways. The last two victories saw the Buffalo Sabres only give up two goals as they defeated the Calgary flames 1-0 overtime on Tage Thompson’s wrister and Rasmus Dahlin would score 48 seconds into overtime against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night as the sabers would walk away with the 3-2 victory. For more Sabres news, check out the Rise Up Right Articles at thechallengernews.com
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